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    any reason to upgrade yet?

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    well i just got the 8900 last week and it came with the .114 os... any reason to upgrade yet? the only problem i found this far is the batt life... and yes i keep my background clear (i set the application switcher to the left side button lol)

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    I think you should take some time, before upgrading because upgrading also comes with new issues to take care of. The battery issue is common. Depends on usage, data usage, signal quality, etc. Upgrading makes little difference to battery life
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    Quote Originally Posted by banglaberry View Post
    I think you should take some time, before upgrading because upgrading also comes with new issues to take care of. The battery issue is common. Depends on usage, data usage, signal quality, etc. Upgrading makes little difference to battery life
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    Completely disagree, for myself .199 ran very well in terms of battery life, a marked improvement over .114
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    Quote Originally Posted by uberspeed View Post
    Completely disagree, for myself .199 ran very well in terms of battery life, a marked improvement over .114
    Refer to Kimberly's post "Bold battery"
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    I had no issues @ all with .174, other than no word wrap, and I will say with certainty that batt life was improved, no 2 ways about it.
    Upgraded to 5.0 because I'm a geekn but have to say for the most part pleased with it.
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    I just picked up a 1600mah battery and charger on ebay for 15 bucks. I think its a worthwhile investment to at least have a couple of batteries to revolve around with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BES Noob View Post
    I just picked up a 1600mah battery and charger on ebay for 15 bucks. I think its a worthwhile investment to at least have a couple of batteries to revolve around with.
    Definitely cool!
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    where can i get .199?? i searched like crazy...

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    There's this website you've probably never heard of it but I'm gonna let you know its called......Google. If you need the link let me know I'll hook you up but don't tell anyone.

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    well I known about that site for years and wouldn't had asked here if I found a link to it... I only found a link to a megaupload which obviously doesn't work anymore

    if anyone knows a working link, i would greatly appreciate it if you shared it with me

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    http://forums.pinstack.com/f61/latest_official_os_curve_8900_july_28_a-99215/

    keep up to date here. .206 is the newest OFFICIAL OS
    Proud owner of a 8700g and a 8320

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    is the .206 better than the .199 with batt life?

    this battery life is really killing me... yesterday i had it on standby for the entire day and sent about 3 txts and the batt was more than half was gone by the night.... coming from a full charge...

    8310 i could go about 2 days actually txting a lot, music and browsing... and i sold it on ebay when i got this
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    Even with an os upgrade, I seriously doubt you'll get 2 days texting with music and browsing. Just be advised.
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    .206 is alot better. My battery has lasted about 2-3 days with normal use.
    Proud owner of a 8700g and a 8320

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